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setting a sleep schedule??

my son travin is 5 months old. he's never slept through the night and i understand that's normal, but latley its been getting worse. He wakes up at 4 in the morning doing this high pitched wcream... not crying. its a happy scream but i am getting no no sleep. anyone have any suggestions on helping us get more rest. I've tried bedtime routines and those work great geting him to sleep but 2-3 hours later hes up again. He used to just eat, get a diaper change and go back to sleep, but now every other time he's awake and wants to visist or fuss for an hour or two. and the 4 oclock wake up is not working for either of us

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serinaberina

Asked by serinaberina at 12:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i know they say not to, but have you tried maybe putting some baby cereal in his bottle?not too much, but something that gives his body a little sustenance?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Does he go to bed really early at night? Maybe try keeping him up for an extra hour or so to see if he will sleep for an extra hour in the morning. Does he have a consistent nap schedule during the day? Maybe try to see if you can cut them down a little to make him more tired at night.
    christyg

    Answer by christyg at 1:12 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • I did the cereal thing too. Also, sleep when he sleeps. If you go to bed around 11pm give him a bottle while he sleeping and use the cereal. With the exception of diaper changes all three of my kids slept through-out the night. Just don't forget to make the hole a little bit bigger in the nipple other wise nothing will get through.
    busymom1107

    Answer by busymom1107 at 1:17 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Don't do cereal. you may end up with something worse than you bargained for.    If you think he's hungry feed more breastmilk/formula.     Has your baby learned to do something new recently?    Reaching a milestone changes sleep behavior.   This will happen again.   Read this article to better understand.


    http://www.askdrsears.com/HTML/7/T070200.ASP


     

    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

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